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Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the cervix with focal pleomorphic areas
  1. J P Houghton,
  2. W G McCluggage
  1. Department of Pathology, Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, Belfast, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor W G McCluggage
    Department of Pathology, Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BL, UK;glenn.mccluggage{at}


An embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (sarcoma botryoides) of the cervix occurring in a 30-year-old woman is described. In addition to typical areas of the embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, including cartilaginous elements, the neoplasm was characterised by the presence of foci composed of highly pleomorphic cells. The significance of this finding is uncertain. These foci may represent areas of dedifferentiation in an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma.

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  • Competing interests: None declared.